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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, Apr 28, 2019

LOT 87

ANTOINE RÉDIER FOR J. W. BENSON 8-DAY "WORLD TIME" TABLE CLOCK DESIGNED AS A TERRESTRIAL GLOBE; GILDED BRASS AND ENAMEL

designed as a terrestrial globe. Polychrome brass lacquered globe representing an outline map of the World with political divisions, countries, main capitals, oceans and seas; gimballed on a brass turned baluster stand.

Brand Antoine Rédier

Model made for J. W. Benson, London

Year circa 1880-1900

Calibre  within the globe, 8-day going, circular plates with pillars, brass, large central going barrel, platform straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance (brass) and blued steel flat hairspring

Caliber within the globe, 8-day going, circular plates withpillars, brass, large central going barrel, platformstraight-line lever escapement, monometallicbalance (brass) and blued steel flat hairspring

Dimensions H. 210 mm. / Ø 89 mm.

Signature case (by the retailer)

Accessories original winding-key

HKD 62,000 - 74,000

CHF 7,900 - 9,500 / USD 8,000 - 9,600


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01

Good

HANDS Original


Notes

Antoine Rédier globe clock Interesting clock showing the local time against the annular ring and World Time at any point of the world by the numerals on the same ring, rotating once in 24 hours (in the pivoted ring). The whole movement mounted around a central axis carrying at one end the single hand, at the other a counterweigh which serves to maintain the globe inclined on its axis at 23 ½ ° to the ecliptic, the globe and hour ring being driven around them. This invention of Antoine Rédier (1817-1897), French watchmaker, is published on August 18, 1883, in La Nature ?? the scientific journal of Gaston Tissandier (1843-1899) ?? by Henri de Parville (Peudefer, François Henri; 1838-1909), science editor and then editor-in-chief. Bibliography “Sphère mouvante de M. A. Redier”, in La Nature, Revue des sciences et de leurs applications aux arts et à l’industrie, Journal hebdomadaire illustré, 1883, 11th year, 2nd semester, No. 533, pp. 191-192, fig. 1-3. Similar models (signed with Rédier’s monogram) Antiquorum, Geneva, auction, October 12, 1996, lot 500, sold for the amount of CHF 18 400.- Unreferenced number Antiquorum, Geneva, auction, October 22, 1995, lot 427, sold for the amount of CHF 14 950.-